FRC903 Fast Rescue Craft

A Fast Rescue Craft (FRC), is a relatively small rescue vessel generally designed for search and rescue (SAR) duties. They are usually operated by a nations coast guard, offshore industry, or lifeboat institution, and are intended for inland and offshore environments.

The FRC 903 / Fast Rescue Craft © 903 is designed and equipped to perform the following services:

– fast rescue boat,

– man overboard boat (mob),

– safe transfer of personnel and equipment.

Design by Pieter Meuzelaar, DSMG



Length overall: 9.15 metres
Maximum Beam: 3.30 metres
Beam (hull): 2.60 metres
Draft: 0.70 metres
Weight: 4.2 ton
Fuel capacity: 360 litres
Performance: 34 knots
Action radius (full power): 3.5 hours
Crew:  4 + 20 rescued
Material: Aluminium H111
Single installation:

Engines: 1x Volvo-Penta D6-435 Solas, 320KW(435HP)
Reduction: 1x Twin Disc MG 5050SC (red. 1.71:1)
Waterjets: 1x Ultra UJ377
Twin installation:

Engines: 2x Steyr SE266E40 SOLAS, 190 kW (258 PK)
Reduction: 2x ZF63 (red. 1.25:1)
Waterjets: 2x Ultra UJ251